Welcome Community Judges, Alumni Judges, and Parent Judges!

We are so pleased that you will support our student competitors by judging speech & debate events. Many of our past tournament judges have found the experience highly rewarding. Your willingness to volunteer your time and sound judgment will have an impact that can not be underestimated. Thank You!

All tournament events will be held March 4-6, 2021 at
First Baptist Church
10215 N Saguaro Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

What will the experience be like this year?

We are making some changes to our usual practices. We want you to feel comfortable!

  • We are asking the competitors not to shake hands with you after their speeches or debates.

  • We are placing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in each competition room, as well as in the judges' lounge.

  • We are taking away the judges' food buffet and will instead be serving a simple meal. Coffee and prepackaged snacks will be available all day.

  • Our cleaning team will be sanitizing high-frequency touch points regularly.

  • Our competitors will not be required to wear face coverings.

  • We will not require judges to wear a face covering. Please feel free to wear a mask or not, according to your preference and comfort level.

Please click on the Judge Registration at the top of this page.

There are many different time slots that you can serve in both Speech & Debate Events. The sessions include time for check-in, orientation, judging and completing your ballot. The orientation will give you all the information you need for judging! You can dress comfortably. Bring a light jacket or sweater.

Returning Community Judges

Thank you for supporting us year after year!


Coffee and prepackaged snacks will be provided for judges throughout the day. We will not provide a large buffet this year, but we will be serving you a light meal of a salad and/or soup at lunch and dinner. We appreciate your service to our students, and will work to make your investment in this tournament a quality experience. Precautions will be taken to regularly sanitize tables, chairs, doorknobs, etc.

Schedule Change

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Judge Registration and planning to stay for the duration of your commitment. If, for some reason, you are unable to fulfill your commitment or need to make changes, please make changes on this website or email mhsdazcj@gmail.com.

Confirmation & Reminder Emails

A confirmation and reminder email will be sent to your email address with instructions along with directions to the tournament facility.

Thank You!

Again, thank you so much. You are greatly appreciated!